Monday Morning Update
May 30, 2011
God & Garden: The best place to find God, according to Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, is in a garden. And, the Nobel Prize-winner added, "You can dig for him there." Recently, there has been a lot of faithful digging at our new Farm, located next to the Clock Farm on Route 138. A Mission Division initiative, the Farm is growing fresh produce for area food pantries, as well as promoting wellness and sustainability. Last week, the Farm delivered lettuce and other greens to Father Bill's & MainSpring House and has planted tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and squash. For more on these verdant blessings or to learn how you can lend a hand, read The Farm's Blog.
Transferring Knowledge: Top golf instructors have a lot to teach academics and business executives about effective learning, according to a study spearheaded by Assistant Professor of Marketing Lee McGinnis and Assistant Professor of Business Administration Brian Glibkowski. The study examines how successful golf instructors communicate with their students. It identifies three primary styles of learning and, within them, six modes of communication, all of which have potential outside the world of sports. For more on this Stonehill-sponsored study, visit here.
Generational Change: Just 63 years old, the College is at a turning point in terms of faculty generations. As the 2011 Stonehill Faculty Focus reports, given our institutional youth, the founding generation of faculty, which literally built the institution, has also undertaken the critical work of weaving the engagement of a new generation of faculty into Stonehill's history. The SFF explores the passing of the baton from one generation of faculty to another. It also looks at the differences and similarities between the two. To read the latest SFF online, visit here. For a hard copy of the booklet, email email@example.com or call 508-565-1070.
Building Stonehill: Close 700 neighbors, friends & alumni will pack the Sports Complex on Thursday for the 51st President's Dinner. With its Building Stonehill theme, the event celebrates the growth of campus, building by building. Proceeds will support scholarships, the SURE program, and other College initiatives. For more, visit here.
Reunion 2011: More than 700 alumni, along with around 500 family and friends, will return to campus for Reunion 2011 this coming weekend. Nineteen classes will participate in the three day celebration. Alumni and guests will explore campus changes, show their children around, renew marriage vows, tour the Shields Science Center and New Hall, catch up with friends, and pray for deceased classmates. They will also enjoy good food, music and dancing. For more, visit here.
Commencement Photos: With many great images from Commencement Weekend, we created two additional Snapshot photo galleries. To see them, especially the one dedicated to families, visit here. To view a short Commencement video produced by our colleagues in Marketing, visit here.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.